"Today Our attention is directed to one of the most common of them (abuses), one of the most difficult to eradicate, and the existence of which is sometimes to be deplored in places where everything else is deserving of the highest praise; the beauty and sumptuousness of the temple, the splendor and the accurate performance of the ceremonies, the attendance of the clergy, the gravity and piety of the officiating ministers. Such is the abuse affecting sacred chant and music."- St. Pius X, Pope
BLASPHEMOUS REPRESENTATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - COURTESY OF CANADA'S CATHOLIC BISHOPS! JESUS AS A THUNDERBIRD!
Vile, despicable demonic bishops!
Have a go at Canada's Bishops in the combox!
The "artist" below; attempts to make a justification of this blasphemy by mentioning the "holy Pelican" of St. Thomas Aquinas. This refers to the words, "Pie Pelicane, Jesu Domine" from his Eucharistic hymn, Adore te Devote. There was an ancient medieval myth that the mother pelican would strike its breast to release its blood to feed its babies. Because of the analogous sacrifice, this became a medieval symbol of Christ, sacrificing himself for us. The pelican was not Christ. The pelican was a pelican and it became a symbol for Christ in the sense of the sacrifice. The pelican was not hung on a cross and crucified! It remained a pelican! This kind of irreligious imagery is what we have come to expect from the CCCB and the Vatican II heretics in general. Enough!
Christian tradition is rich in imagery. The New Testament speaks of the Holy Spirit as appearing in the form of a dove and in parted tongues of fire. Catacomb and church art of the early Christian centuries depicted the victory of the cross with diverse symbols. Indeed, Thomas Aquinas' eucharistic poetry acclaims Jesus as "holy pelican", a bird said to tear open its breast to feed its starving young. To most of the Indian peoples of North America, the Thunderbird is a powerfully awesome messenger of the great God. Here, Thunderbird is the sacred sign of God's force-filled entry into the world.
God's eyes watch from the four directions, from above and below, from both wings, saying that God is all around us at all times. All races, black and yellow, red and white, are represented in the four colors taken from nature and found in the earth-circle and all over Thunderbird. Christ-as-Thunderbird, indying for us, restores happiness and understanding; he fills us with new dignity and great richness.
The chip marks all over remind us of the old days when axes were not known and ivory and stone were used instead. The black color comes from the charcoal of campfires; the white from volcanic ash; and the red from the clay of the riverbank.
STANLEY PETERS 1945-
Whitehorse, Yukon TerritoryAthapaskan of Tlingit origin